MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE
Provide leadership to the production teams to deliver the business results and expectations on a day to day basis for one or more production areas.
This position requires training in human resources / people skills, quality systems, and manufacturing processes. The position is responsible for ensuring that standard production processes are maintained and that safety, quality and production volumes are met.
Capable to Assess and correct peers' completion of Supervisory responsibilities for production teams including personnel scheduling, evaluating discipline, coaching, selection and training of staff.
Lead and support any initiative to ensure regulatory compliance within all production areas with internal and external regulatory requirements (FDA, TUV, etc.
Responsible to report quality issues immediately and co-lead their investigation and solution.
Develop and execute plans to accomplish the production goals, which include productivity indicators, schedule adherence, quality, cost and service while maintaining a safe environment.
Have full responsibility / ownership of his / her area of production and related areas as gowning, clean corridors, etc.
This includes analyzing different systems to evaluate the state of efficiency and compliance of his / her area of production and related areas.
Analyses prod line leading indicators with prior or following supervisor to ensure that the transition between shifts is adequate.
Arrange reports to communicate production progress, accomplishments and issues as required. This may include leading daily meetings with staff and peers to discuss issues and determine future actions that impact overall production line.
Analyses daily production metrics and establishes mechanisms to ensure that all processes are in compliance with standard procedures.
Employee performance / engagement Lead and develop (organize, plan, direct and control) his / her production teams and other functions team members to achieve the expected quality, production schedule, staffing and safety goals.
Choose among different initiatives how to motivate and energize personnel to obtain top performance. Ensures adequate communication to staff of all required HR related information.
Build positive, outgoing relations with the other production supervisors (from sister plants or sending sites i.e. Brazil or MN) in sharing of product, process or equipment related information.
Assess current continuous improvement processes to ensure quality, reduce cost and improve overall production areas.
Bachelor’s degree Industrial Eng., administration or similar careers.
4-5 years supervisory experience. Preferably in a medical device, pharmaceutical, or electronic industry.
Demonstrated proficiency on manufacturing systems used to collect data and control / monitor processes. , For example SFA, SAP, Kronos, or similar.
Demonstrated knowledge of ISO and quality systems as FDA, MDD.
Desirable at least one certification related or applicable to medical industry. For example CQE, 6Sigma black belt, lean coach, problem solving techniques, etc.
Flexibility to work on different shifts schedule and areas is preferred.
Demonstrated capacity to effectively lead / influence peers and other functions towards organizational goals.
Intermediate command of English required.
Preferred Qualifications & Education
Master degree is a plus
Knowledge of Costa Rica laws applicable to direct labor operators is a plus.